JLR9

JLR9

Lives in United Kingdom Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Has a website at johnnierogersphotography.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2004
About me:

Fujifilm XPro1 plus XF 18mm f2
Fujifilm XF 60mm f2.4 R Macro
Samyang 8mm f2.8 Mk11
Fujifilm X100
Fujifilm XF1
Schneider Kreuznach Xenar Wide Angle Lens 0.7
Sigma DP1
Sigma SD14 plus Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 DC and R72 for Infra red
Nikon J1 plus 10-30 and 30-110
Nikon V1 plus 18.5
Nikon D7100+MB-D15
Nikon D610+Pixel Grip
Nikon D2x
Nikon D200+MB-D200

Nikkor 24mm f2.8 AI
Nikkor 35mm f2.8 AI (Great lens, much underrated)
Nikkor Micro 55mm f2.8 AIS
Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro
Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6
Pentax 50mm f1.8 with adaptor for Sigma SD14
Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 AF-S
Nikkor 55-200 f4-5.6 VR AF-S
Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 AF-S VR
Nikon 1 70-300 CX VR
Nikkor 300mm f4 AF-S
Nikkor 500mm f4/P
Nikon TC20EIII
Nikon TC16-A
Kenko 1.4 Pro300 DG TC
Kenko Extension tubes
Nikon 1 FOTGA extension tubes
Canon 500D Close-up lens
Sigma Achromatic Macro Lens
Nikon FT1
Kiron MC7 2x TC
Nikon Speedlight SB22s
Nikon SB600
Sigma EM140 Ringflash
Slik Gazelle (Great lightweight tripod for travel,if you can find one!)
Slik Pro700DX plus Manfrotto 393 Gimbal head (Very heavy but sturdy tripod)
Manfrotto 055CXPRO3/410 geared head plus Triopo Gimbal head
Manfrotto 679B Monopod
Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Monopod (Best value ultra light monopod)

JLR9's recent activity

  • There are two types of Meike tube, one has a plastic mount, the other has a metal mount. You want the metal mount tubes. Johnnie
  • Yes they work perfectly well with those lenses, the 30-110 with 16mm Meike has a working distance of roughly a metre to 5cm at the 30mm end. Johnnie
  • Submitted a challenge entry Road racer
    Placed 9th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Newport, Wales
    Placed 14th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry The Witching Hour
    Girl against a blue background changed to black, toy lantern replaced with a lit real one, moon put in, mist/clouds put in with a brush in photoshop downloaded from the internet.
Noise added for effect.
    Placed 5th in the challenge. Girl against a blue background changed to black, toy lantern replaced with a lit real one, moon put in, mist/clouds put in with a brush in photoshop downloaded from the internet. Noise added for effect.
  • Thanks Ivan, I have just bought the Raynox as a result of seeing your shots. Unfortunately in my haste to get to the postman I ruptured my Achilles tendon and now have my leg in plaster. No ...
  • Thanks David and Ian, just to say I received my Meike tubes today.  Initial impressions: They appear better quality than FOTGA tubes in fit and finish. Better fit probably down to the fact that ...
  • Replied in Dragonflies
    The 30-110 with achromat close up lens is an excellent lightweight setup which I have used myself. I will have to look into the Raynox, looks very good. Johnnie
  • Although I am sorely tempted to get the J5 I am not sure if I will actually gain anything with the type of shots I take. The V1 with the Fotodiox grip is so compact the only thing I have a gripe ...
  • Replied in Dragonflies
    Nicely done! I too love their expressions. No exif, what is the camera/lens setup, especially the really close up view or is it a big crop? Johnnie
  • Well, after reading Drplusplus reply I looked at my 16mm tube again and thought I would increase the depth of the locking pin location slot. There is a clear round mark where the pin touches the ...
  • No problem Paul, I will be testing them in earnest by the weekend. They look so similar to FOTGA I am wondering whether they are simply rebranded as so many photo accessories are? Johnnie
  • Thanks Ian, to be honest I am a bit nervous of FOTGA's now so I just ordered some metal mount Meike's off eekbay. I have to admit my gear gets hammered in all weathers so something had to give, ...
  • Created discussion thread FOTGA Extension Tubes, warning!
    Hi all, apologies if this is a known problem. I have used my FOTGA 16mm extension everyday with my 70-300 cx since buying the set last summer and have got some great shots.Recently I dropped my ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Yew Beauty
    Placed 14th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Kowa SW
    c1964, a compact with a 28mm f3.2 lens, no metering and a lovely bright Kepler viewfinder. Whisper quiet Seiko leaf shutter.
    Placed 13th in the challenge. c1964, a compact with a 28mm f3.2 lens, no metering and a lovely bright Kepler viewfinder. Whisper quiet Seiko leaf shutter.
  • Thanks Tord, I take my little V1 out everyday and am never disappointed with the results. A few recent shots. Broad-Bodied Chaser Four-Spotted Chaser Large Red Damselfly Weevil (Liophloeus tessulatus)
  • Thanks rab2013! I watched this pair and only managed to catch them as they were a lot slower than others and I could only use manual focus as there wasn't sufficient contrast for AF to lock on. Johnnie
  • Created discussion thread A few more from today, V1+ 70-300cx
    I always take my V1 out with me every day when walking the dog. He crashes through the long grass and reeds putting up insects which I wait for to settle! Broad-Bodied Chaser Burnet Companion Moth ...
  • I'm with you on that, viewfinder, battery is a must. I must also add that the Fotodiox Pro Grip NK-V1 transforms the handling and gives nothing away to the V2 in that regard. Johnnie
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